Despite outwardly professing loyalty, the Sian-Mariks, descendants of Christopher Marik, plotted to assassinate Geraldine, the head of House Marik. So prevalent were these attacks that the Marik increased her personal security, including retaining the use of a food taster. In 2363, the taster, Hadji-Mohammed Kimbrough, apparently foiled a plot to assassinate Geraldine when he was poisoned with arsenic. In reality, Kimbrough had been suborned by the Sian-Mariks and used the plot to enter the confidence of House Marik. Indeed, Kimbrough was awarded the Marik Eagle of Honor by Geraldine.
While celebrating Marik Day, a particularly ineffective Sian-Marik assassination attempt took place against Geraldine. The Marik retinue included Dorian Sian-Marik, who was present to deflect suspicion from himself, and Geraldine's son Allan. Saboteurs destroyed the supports of the grandstand, causing Geraldine to fall seven meters. Though she was unharmed, a gang known as Satan Slashers attacked the Mariks. Geraldine's bodyguards easily fought the attack off, though Allan sustained light injuries.
Death and afterward
The real attack came two months later. Hadji-Mohammed Kimbrough returned to work as Geraldine's taster in 2364. He wasted no time, assassinating her three weeks later. The Sian-Marik agent sprinkled glass in the Marik's food and disappeared, never to be found.
|Captain-General of the Free Worlds League
2349 (first term)
2356 (second term)
2364 (third term)
| Succeeded by|
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), Family Tree
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 83, "Captain-Generals in History"
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 13, "The Conspiracy Bears Fruit"
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 14, "First Blood"
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 13, "Attack on Geraldine Marik"